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Clare Jerrom, editor of Children First.

Clare Jerrom is an award winning journalist and editor specialising in social work. Clare worked at Community Care for over 10 years and her investigations focused on the treatment of children in youth custody. For five of those years, Clare was the website editor developing online content and managing the transition from magazine to web. Clare has worked for BASW and its publication Professional Social Work, YoungMinds and had articles published in The Guardian.

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Keep abreast of the latest news in the children's services sector.

NSPCC raises fears over rise in domestic abuse during lockdown

27/01/2021

The NSPCC has raised concerns about an increase in domestic abuse as the average monthly contacts to the children’s charity has soared since last March when the first lockdown began.

The children’s charity helpline is receiving an average of over 30 contacts a day from adults worried about children living with domestic abuse. The monthly average [...]

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Roadmap needed for re-opening of schools

27/01/2021

The prime minister is being urged to set out a roadmap for re-opening schools to all pupils by the children’s commissioner for England and Solace, the members' network for local government and public sector professionals throughout the UK.

Anne Longfield and Ade Adetosoye, Solace spokesperson for Children and Families, have written to Boris Johnson outlining what [...]

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Barnardo’s calls for foster carers as pandemic exacerbates need for stable foster homes

26/01/2021

The number of children urgently requiring foster care from Barnardo’s has risen by over a half, the children’s charity has reported.

Between April and December 2020, the number of children referred to Barnardo’s fostering services in England rose by 57% compared to the same period in 2019. The number of referrals to the children’s charity’s fostering [...]

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